New Program Manager Selected for DKBEP

The Door County Economic Development Corporation has announced that Stephanie Cataldo Pabich has been hired as the new Door/Kewaunee Business and Education Partnership Program Manager. She previously was Events Coordinator for the Heritage Village Foundation in Green Bay and, prior to that, spent eight years at the University of Wisconsin/Green Bay working with the award-winning Future Phoenix Program. Stephanie recently moved to Door County from … Continue reading

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Lakes Gas Reaches Settlement on Propane Fees

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Department of Justice have reached a settlement with Lakes Gas Company to resolve complaints related to propane delivery fees charged certain Wisconsin customers during the winter of 2013/2014. The total settlement of $86,682.20 includes more than $71,686 in restitution to approximately 1,600 of the company’s customers and $15,000 in forfeitures, fees and assessments. Lakes … Continue reading

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Council Moves Forward With Hotel Development

Two resolutions related to the construction of a west side waterfront hotel in Sturgeon Bay were approved by a majority of the city council during its regular meeting Tuesday. In both cases, the recommendations were opposed by Alderpersons Will Gregory and Kelly Catarozoli. The council first considered the acceptance of a letter of unconditional financing for the $7.8 million project from Baylake Bank for Sawyer … Continue reading

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Electrical Problems Temporarily Close Michigan Street Bridge

Door County Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej says the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay was temporarily shut down due to electrical problems with its traffic signals Tuesday morning. Electricians were able to determine the cause and correct the problem. The bridge was re-opened to traffic in the early afternoon.

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Burglary in Sturgeon Bay Sunday Morning

Thousands of dollars in merchandise was reportedly stolen from a shop on Jefferson Street in Sturgeon Bay during the early morning hours Sunday. The Sturgeon Bay Police Department declined to provide details, but said evidence is still being gathered in connection with the burglary. Anyone with information on the break-in is asked to contact the Sturgeon Bay Police Department at 746-2450. Residents are also reminded … Continue reading

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New Hearing Scheduled for Man Convicted of Homicide in 2014

A new hearing has been scheduled in Door County Circuit Court for Brian Cooper, the 38-year old Plainfield, Illinois man who was convicted on two counts of first degree intentional homicide in May of last year. Cooper had been accused of the strangulation death of 21-year old Alisha Bromfield, also of Plainfield, Illinois, at a southern Door County resort in August of 2012. Bromfield was … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay YMCA Holding Costume Exchange

The YMCA program center in Sturgeon Bay will be the site of the annual Halloween costume exchange Saturday afternoon. Everyone is invited to attend this family centered event, bring in kids’ gently worn costumes and exchange them for a different costume that will fit your child. The exchange allows families to reuse and recycle, as well as save money without having to purchase new costumes. … Continue reading

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County Board Exploring Options for New Ambulance Garage & Senior Center

About half of the 21-member Door County Board toured the former Door County highway Shop off 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay Tuesday. Supervisors had been phasing in plans for a new central ambulance garage and community resource center in Sturgeon Bay until they decided to take a step back and consider a different direction. Now the focus is whether or not the old highway shop, … Continue reading

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Evening Tours of Eagle Bluff Lighthouse

Evening tours of the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek are planned for Friday and Saturday, this week and next. The lighthouse, built in 1868, will welcome visitors between 6:30 and 8PM both days. In addition, the Northern Door Storytellers Guild, established in 2007, will be on hand to share tales of the sea and lighthouse lore, perform traditional music, and, … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Recognized as National Blue Ribbon School

A Door County school was one of only eight public and private schools in Wisconsin to be recognized in the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Sevastopol high school and middle school in Institute received the distinction, joining 334 other schools nationwide who were honored for overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps. In its 33-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program … Continue reading

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